Top Ten High Powered Headlines: August 16, 2014

By Suzanne Wiley published on in News

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Firearms Exec to Holder “I’ll burn it down” in Relation to Smart Guns

Gun rights groups have come out and said they do not opposed smart gun technology, just government mandates. Smart gun technology has become worrisome to gun owners since the availability of the German gun the iP1 .22 Long Rifle pistol that will not fire unless it is within 10 inches of a wristwatch type device. A 2002 law in New Jersey will force citizens of the state to own only smart guns if they become available. Kodiak Arms, a firearms manufacturer in Utah has been working on a conversion kit that will retrofit firearms for fingerprint recognition. Kodiak Arms president, W.P. Gentry has told Attorney General Eric Holder, “…if he mandates my technology I’ll burn it down. I told him I’d destroy my smart-gun technology before I let the government use it against the American people.”
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Smith & Wesson Introduces the M&P 22 Compact

Smith & Wesson announced a compact version of the M&P 22 pistol modeled after the full-sized self-defense handgun the M&P 9mm and .40 S&W. Unlike the full-sized M&P 22 made by Walther, this compact model, made in Springfield, Massachusetts, is designed from the ground up as a completely new handgun. The compact’s barrel is 3.6 inches and it is 6.7 inches long overall. Until December 31, 2014, Smith & Wesson is offering a free box of .22 Long Rifle ammunition with the purchase of the compact M&P 22.
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New Hampshire Politician Makes Changes to CCW License Application

The Concord, New Hampshire Commissioner without warning, notice, ballot or hearing made changes to the application for license to conceal carry in the state. The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition is reporting, “Last week, three new questions mysteriously appeared on the NH Pistol & Revolver License application form–two of which are irrelevant to the statute, and invite rogue police chiefs to deny permits for flimsy, insubstantial reasons.” The Coalition is encouraging New Hampshire gun owners to contact their representatives and oppose the changes.
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Shooting Times Reveals Picks for Best Shotguns under $500

Shooting Times writer, Brad Fitzpatrick reveals his favorite picks for the best shotguns under $500. He writes, “Luckily, people with a limited budget can still afford a quality scattergun. Today there are quite a few gun makers offering affordable, durable shotguns at a reasonable price.” All shotguns on the list are versatile enough to use hunting as well as for home defense.
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Legal Gun Owner and Victim of Domestic Abuse Arrested for “Arsenal”

New Jersey resident Robert Lintner called 911 to report being stabbed in the neck by his wife. After law enforcement found what they described as an “arsenal” in the couple’s home, they arrested Mr. Lintner for “Causing or Risking Widespread Injury or Damage.” New Jersey police confiscated 200 legal firearms and 300 pounds of black powder from the Lintner’s home.
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Judge Rules AR-15s are Dangerous and Unusual in Maryland

A U.S. District Judge has ruled in a lawsuit brought against the state of Maryland from pro-gun groups challenging the state’s “assault weapons” ban as unconstitutional. In a 47-page opinion, Judge Catherine C. Blake  stated that the Second Amendment is limited. She wrote, “Upon review of all the parties’ evidence, the court seriously doubts that the banned assault long guns are commonly possessed for lawful purposes, particularly self-defense in the home, which is at the core of the Second Amendment right, and is inclined to find the weapons fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual.”
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Pro-Gun Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Wins Primaries

Despite Michael Bloomberg’s $150,000 contribution to opposing candidate for Milwaukee Sheriff, current Sheriff David Clarke has won the primary vote.
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WMD Guns Introduces The Chassis AR-15

WMD Guns announces its new AR-15 rifle, The Chassis—a bare-bones AR-15 with no stock, sights, furniture or magazine. The idea behind The Chassis is to keep the price low and let the buyer chose accessories for their rifle. The Chassis does come with a six-position buffer tube, carbine buffer, gas system, lower receiver and a barrel.
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NRA Opposes New Proposal to Sale Alcohol at Texas Gun Shows

Yesterday’s report is not as simple as allowing alcohol sales at Texas gun shows, the NRA says. The new proposal to change the rules regarding alcohol at gun shows will negatively affect Friends of the NRA charity events, as well as your local shooting range and gun shows. The NRA encourages gun owners to participate in submitting comments to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission through written letters or public appearance on August 19, 2014 at 1:30 at TABC headquarters in Austin, Texas.
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Gun Owner to Sue Kel-Tec for Shooting Himself in the Hand

According to reports, a man who shot himself in the hand while firing a Kel-Tec KSG is suing Kel-Tec and ProMag Industries. The attorney drawing up the lawsuit has reportedly said the ProMag Archangel polymer forward grip fell off the shotgun’s rail while the owner was pumping the gun, resulting in the owner shooting his hand.
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Introduced to shooting at young age by her older brother, Suzanne Wiley took to the shooting sports and developed a deep love for it over the years. Today, she enjoys plinking with her S&W M&P 15-22, loves revolvers, the 1911, short-barreled AR-15s, and shooting full auto when she gets the chance. Suzanne specializes in writing for the female shooter, beginner shooter, and the modern-day prepper. Suzanne is a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!

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    New Hampshire Politician Makes Changes to CCW License Application

    Here friends we have an opportunity to react in a responsible and appropriate way. If you click on the headline you will be taken to the full story at Cheaper Than Dirt, Within the article is a phone number and email address.
    The changes to the NH CCW are so transparent that they are an embarrassment. It is obvious that law makes are over stepping their authority to further their agenda.

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